Southside Virginia Community College

  • Established in 1970, SVCC is one of the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. The Christanna Campus near Alberta and the John H. Daniel Campus near Keysville serve ten counties and one city - the largest community college service region in the state. In 1985, SVCC opened its Campus Without Walls in Emporia-Greensville, now named the Robert C. Wrenn Center.
School Highlights
  • Southside Virginia Community College serves 5,352 students (32% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • Southside Virginia Community College is the only community colleges within Brunswick County, VA.
  • The nearest community college to Southside Virginia Community College is Halifax Community College (33.1 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 140 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Southside Virginia Community College(VA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty140 staff45 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Southside Virginia Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Southside Virginia Community College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,352 students1,577 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio38:136:1
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# Full-Time Students1,737 students717 students
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# Part-Time Students3,615 students860 students
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
2%
8%
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% Black
37%
22%
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% White
58%
57%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.530.62
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College Completion Rate
35%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,800$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,155 is less than the state average of $4,550. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,993 is more than the state average of $9,760. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,155$4,550
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,993$9,760
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Southside Virginia Community College, a comprehensive community college, has been providing quality education to the people of Southside Virginia for over 27 years through a wide range of post-secondary programs which includes university parallel, technical, vocational and community service programs. Recognized throughout the Commonwealth for the leadership it has provided in the development of innovative programs, the college takes pride in its community-based education approach to meeting the needs of service area constituents. Southside Virginia Community College is a comprehensive institution of higher education, offering programs of instruction generally extending not more than two years beyond high school. The college offers Occupational-Technical education, Associate in Applied Science degree and University Parallel/College Transfer Education. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate degrees. SVCC is approved by the State Department of Education for payment of veteran's benefits. The college is supported by local, state and federal funds.

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